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Why Can’t I Win at The Moth Every Time?

From hero to zero and I’m not sure why

It’s tough to analyze why a piece of writing is successful or not. Oral storytelling is even harder to pin down because you can’t watch yourself.

There are similarities. Audience response offers clues — after you put yourself out there first. That’s why impartial feedback in the early stages — often hard to…




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Cindy Shore Smith

Cindy Shore Smith

Teacher, reader, writer, hiker, wife and mom. Blog can be found at

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